verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of upend
Examples from the Web for upend
It is a revolutionary story, which threatens to upend the world as we know it.
It would inject a threat of accountability into power, and upend the impunity wartime leaders had operated under for years.
In August, Sen. Ted Cruz linked the need to upend the IRS to its abuse of power.
[S]omething larger is going on here, which could upend everything and produce unintended consequences.There Are No “True” Independent Voters in American Politics|Jamelle Bouie|December 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The one event that could upend that is an encore from a passive, disengaged Obama.Robert Shrum on the Vice Presidential Debate: Biden’s Win Was a Big F@$&ing Deal|Robert Shrum|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is safe, as we will never meet again, and all ideas of justice will upend in the coming cataclysm.The Sequel|George A. Taylor
The log plunges after him, holding him down and back till he drowns; and his whereabouts are revealed by the upend of the tree.The Story of the Trapper|A. C. Laut